Working on the railroad: State Records history

13 November 2019

Adelaide City Library

Sar employees and horse at the islington railyards

Join us to hear the exciting, strange and often tragic stories found in the South Australian Railways employee history sheets held by State Records of South Australia.

The railways employed thousands of men and women from the 1880s onwards, from train drivers to engineers and useful youths to comptometristes.

The history sheets record employees’ service and give some surprising details about what they got up to during work hours – derailments, impersonations and lots of card games!

Book your spot now!

Promotional image: SAR Employees and horse at the Islington Railyards, reference: SRSA GRS 13684/1 image 64/11

Contact Details

Adelaide City Libraries

8203 7990

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Adelaide City Library

Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

8203 7990


Wednesday 13 November 2019, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm




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